BMW announces recall of 99,000 additional vehicles

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BMW announces recall of 99,000 additional vehicles

BMW on Wednesday announced another recall of an additional 99,000 vehicles, with 20,000 of them recalled immediately on concerns of engine fires. The remaining 79,000 will be recalled if replacement parts are found to be faulty.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Wednesday announced that it has told the German carmaker to follow up with a recall plan that it submitted last week.

The recall plan followed the investigation results announced by a joint investigation team on Dec. 24 in regard to BMW vehicle catching fire in Korea.

The investigation team at the time announced that the fires were not only caused by the emission reduction system, or exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, but also by the intake manifold.

The 20,363 vehicles that were in the first recall in July last year will be the first in line to be re-recalled, this time to check the intake manifold.

These are vehicles with EGR modules that have not been replaced.

The government said it will also inspect 80,000 BMWs to see if they have any leakage problems.

Last year, BMW recalled 106,000 vehicles after they began bursting into flames last summer.

By Lee Ho-jeong
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